On 10/10/06, Steve Summit <scs(a)eskimo.com> wrote:
I asked more or less this question on the talk page
and the original proposer claims that it "is not a 'ban' on
sarcasm per se", but rather "an explanation that sarcasm is a
form of rudeness, as some people seem not to be aware of it".
He proposes to include it in "the list of 'minor offenses',
alongside other similar forms of incivility."
I note that he's reverted to his new version a few times against
multiple dissent. Apparently sarcasm is much worse for the editing
environment than actual bad editing practices.
In fairness to him, I must note that we already have a [[m:Don't be
dense|<s>rule</s> guideline]] against stupidity, which has in fact
abolished all stupidity on Wikipedia and therefore removed any
possible motivation editors may have to resort to sarcasm, even in